Hinsdale, IL Plane Crash, Sept 1961
D. O'MALIA, New York.
LINDA PEASLEE, Suncook, N. H.
MRS. J. SCHMIDT, boarded in Chicago.
BOB SEIGEL, traveling on government transportation receipt issued in Santa Monica.
MRS. MARIE-THERESE SCHILINQUER, Boston, French translator for Christian Science Publishing, Co., en route for visit in San Francisco, formerly her home.
ALBERT SKURCENSKI, Inglewood, en route home after visit with SKURCENSKI'S mother in Pittsburgh.
MISS SUN, New York.
MRS. CAROL W. WALLS, Streator, Ill.
MRS. ESTELLA WOODS, 67, 5865 Agra St., Bell Gardens, where lived with daughter, MRS. GERTRUDE PRITCHARD; been visiting at Binghamton, N. Y., with families of her son, MALVERN, and two daughters, MRS. HERBERT LOBBELL and MRS. LORETTA PERRY.
MRS. S. WOOD, boarded at Pittsburgh.
WALDREN, New York.
NANCY WALKER, 17, Oakland, Calif., daughter of MR. AND MRS. RAYMOND A. WALKER, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical, Co.
Capt. R. SANDERS, boarded at Chicago, apparently not related to Capt. JAMES H. SANDERS, plant's pilot.
Capt. JAMES H. SANDERS, Manhattan Beach.
First Officer DALE TARRANT, Redondo Beach.
Flight Engineer JAMES C. NEWLIN, Balboa Beach.
Hostess NANETTE FIDGER, Hermosa Beach.
Hostess BARBARA J. PEARSON, Santa Monica.
San Mateo Times California 1961-09-01
78 DIE IN PLUNGE AND FIERY EXPLOSION OF TWA PLANE AT CHICAGO; NO SURVIVORS.
Disaster Ninth Worst in Aviation's History; Wreckage Combed for Clues.
Radio Ham Monitored Pilot's Last Words: 'Got an Electrical Fire - What Should I Do?'
Corn Field Littered with Bodies of Victims; Rain Shields Ghoulish Looters Robbing Dead.
HINSDALE, Ill. (UPI) - A Trans World Airlines Constellation with 78 persons aboard plunged to earth today and exploded with such a roar that householders feared an atomic bomb had fallen. There were no survivors.
TWA officials in Chicago raised the death count from 77 to 78 seven hours after the crash with the discovery that an infant, JAMES CHAMBERLAIN, had been on board the ill-fated Boston-to-San Francisco flight with his family.
The all-coach plane, carrying some families of vacationers on their way to Labor Day weekend holidays, was enveloped in a ball of orange flame at 2:06 a. m. CDT, three minutes after it had roared off the runway at Chicago's Midway field bound for Las Vegas, Nev.
The plane plummeted like an arrow into a corn and soybean field on the outskirts of the community of Clarendon Hills, close by this western Chicago suburb.
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